6 questioned and released after standoff in Revere

REVERE, MA (WHDH) - Six people were taken into custody and questioned after a standoff early Sunday morning in Revere and some residents are calling the police response excessive.

Revere Police said they got a 911 call at aroun 4:30 a.m. reporting shots fired inside a triple decker apartment on Francis Street. When they arrived, six people inside the apartment, all naturalized citizens from Morocco, said they had all been asleep and that no gunfire was exchanged.

Police said four of the residents came out when they were ordered to and two refused. Two hours later, police said they fired tear gas inside the apartment.

All six residents were taken into custody and questioned before they were released. The residents said the police left their windows shattered and ceiling tiles broken. One man told 7News he believes the 911 call came from a neighbor who wants them out of the neighborhood because they are Muslim.

Police said their response was justified and that the 911 call and their response are all under investigation.

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